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Insider’s Guide: Fill August with Fun! Special Offers! Events: Over 180 Inside

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Rothiemurchus, Wildcat Experience, Blair Castle Horse Trials, Atholl Arms Hotel, Lorna Adam, Roy Brown/Carve Carrbridge.

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elcome to the Cairngorms National Park and your August edition of What’s On, the free events guide.

The valley has a laid-back, jubilant vibe at this time of year with some stand-out annual events like Thunder in the Glens, the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Rally (23rd-26th). There’s also the Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials on the same weekend and a number of Highland Games peppered throughout the month (see VisitCairngorms.com’s online calendar for all events). Grantown Show on Thursday 8th is a favourite family day out, complete with livestock competitions, music and a pageant procession (this year’s theme is superheroes!). So too is the open chainsaw carving competition, ‘Carve Carrbridge’, on the 31st. If you’re interested in history, check out the Highland Folk Museum’s various ‘Heritage in Action’ days or Braemar Castle’s Jacobite re-enactment on the 11th. In addition to these annual showstoppers, all the regular free events are taking place like live music in the Cairngorm Hotel and Winking Owl, and a raft of ranger events.

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ou are in an all year round destination with lots going Y on. Use the listings to plan your fun! The Events of Interest list outlines exhibitions and events of interest over more than one day, the Calendar section gives you a day by day list of events and Day by Day shows regular events. For more information on all the events below please refer to www.visitcairngorms.com/whatson

Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team, St Columba’s, Inverdruie, Aviemore. 10am-4pm. www.angusgrantart.com

17th-18th August Drawing Workshop en Plein Air with Ellis O’Connor The Laundry Gallery, Aviemore. 10am-4pm. T: 07779 253313. www.thelaundrygallery.net

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1st July-31st October ‘Canadian Cousins Exhibition’ the story of intrepid and pioneering Highlanders Grantown Museum, Grantown on Spey. 10am-5pm. T: 01479 872478. www.grantownmuseum.co.uk

1st July-31st August Summer Fun in the Reindeer Paddocks with regular feed times, herder talks & crafts Reindeer House, Glenmore, Aviemore. 10-5.30pm. T: 01479 861228. www.cairngormreindeer.co.uk

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Making Milton Loch, Near Bird Hide, Boat of Garten. 10am-4pm. T: 01479 831272.

Badenoch Great Places Project Exhibition Iona Gallery, Kingussie. 11am-5pm. T: 01540 673422. F l

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Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials Blair Atholl. www.blairhorsetrials.co.uk. T: 01796 481355. Thunder in the Glens Harley 3rd-17th August Davidson Motorcycle Rally F Wild Things SBSA Annual Aviemore. www.titg.co.uk l Summer Art Exhibition F Annual Harley Davidson l Iona Gallery, Kingussie. Rally Live Entertainment 11am-5pm. T: 01540 673422. Cairngorm Hotel Car Park Stage, Aviemore. 5th-25th August F Thunder in the Glens l F Tea in the Park l 2019 Live Music Glenlivet Public Hall, Bridgend The Winking Owl, Aviemore. 9pm-12am. of Glenlivet. 11am-4pm. T: 01479 812368. www.thewinkingowl.co www.facebook.com/Tea-in-the-park-atGlenlivet-2019-413500005327633 Ballater Victoria Week Throughout Ballater. www.ballatervictoriaweek.co.uk

Summer Exhibition 10th-11th August Chapel House Arts, Kingussie. 10am-1pm (Wed & Sat), 10am-4.30pm Mon, Tues, Loch Morlich Sailing Club Thurs, Fri. T: 01540 662438. Open Regatta www.chapelhousearts.co.uk Loch Morlich Sailing Club, Glenmore, Aviemore. 10am-4pm. T: 07900 427194. 20th July-17th August www.lochmorlichsailingclub.org.uk F Creative Cairngorms l 10th-18th August Exhibition of Arts & Crafts F Abernethy Old Kirk, Nethy Bridge. l Into the Cairngorms Exhibition of paintings by T: 01479 821952. Angus Grant & Elizabeth F Free Entry to Event l Pirie 4

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Lynbreck Croft Experience Weekend Lynbreck Croft, Tomintoul Road, Grantown on Spey. T: 07970 716975. www.lynbreckcroft.co.uk

24th August-1st September F Strathspey Art Group l

Museum Car Park, Grantown on Spey. 6.30-9pm. T: 01479 873279. www.cairngormcc.co.uk/events

Nature Nippers Kids 5 & Under Ranger Event Mar Lodge, Braemar. 2-3pm. T: 01339 720164. www.nts.org.uk/visit/events/naturenippers-at-mar-lodge

Exhibition The Pagoda, Grantown on Spey. 10am-4pm. Friday 2nd August www.speyartgroup.worldpress.com Live Band ‘Longstay’ Food in the Park, Blair Atholl. 8-11pm. 24th August-2nd September www.facebook.com/foodintheparklive F Inverallan 20/20 Charity l l F Live Music with Stevie Pop-Up Shop Macleod The Old Hydro Shop, The Square, The Winking Owl, Aviemore. 9pm. Grantown on Spey. 10am-4pm F Live Music with Scott l (1-4pm Sundays). Ramsay Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm.

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Newtonmore Highland Games Wednesday 31st July The Eilan, Newtonmore. 10.30am-5pm. Live Band ‘Hungrytown’ www.newtonmorehighlandgames.co.uk Blair Atholl Village Hall. 8pm. Lynbreck Croft Tour T: 01796 481310. Lynbreck Croft, Tomintoul Road, www.blairathollvillagehall.co.uk Grantown on Spey. 1-4pm. Ian Forbes Acoustic Session Booking essential. T: 07970 716975. www.lynbreckcroft.co.uk/croft-tours Food in the Park, Blair Atholl. 8-11pm. Stan & Ollie Film www.facebook.com/foodintheparklive Victoria Halls, Ballater. 7-10pm. F Evening Talk: Shetland Fèis Spè Family Ceilidh l to Scilly, Birds of the with ‘Monadh Ruadh’ Newtonmore Village Hall. British Isles by Ashley 7.30-10.30pm. www.feisspe.org.uk Grove Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown Live Band ‘Audiorayz’ on Spey. 8.30-10pm. Food in the Park, Blair Atholl. 8-11pm. T: 01479 872526. www.bwwc.co.uk www.facebook.com/foodintheparklive F The Anne Dickson Band l Thursday 1st August The Winking Owl, Aviemore. 9pm. Heritage In Action Days T: 01479 812368. Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore. F Live Music with Davy l 10.30am-5.30pm. T: 01540 673551 Holt www.highlifehighland.com/ Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm. highlandfolkmuseum www.visitcairngorms.com

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Sunday 4th August Loch Morlich Running Festival Loch Morlich, Aviemore. From 9am. www.facebook.com/ events/741800909530147/ Kingussie to Aviemore Guided 18 Mile Trail Run & Train Ride Aviemore Railway Station. 10am-4pm. T: 07423 602282. www.sientries.co.uk/ event.php?event_id=5838 Cairngorms Farmers Market The Square, Grantown on Spey. 10am-3pm. www.facebook.com/pg/ CairngormFarmersMarket Live Music with Anne Dickson & Calum Beange Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 6-8pm. Live Band ‘Nico G’ Food in the Park, Blair Atholl. 8-11pm. www.facebook.com/foodintheparklive

Monday 5th August Evening Talk: Understanding Owls by Dawn Balmer Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey. 8.30-10pm. T: 01479 872526. F l

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Tuesday 6th August Cairngorm CC 10 Mile Time Trial Woodland Car Park, Aviemore. 6.30-8.30pm. www.cairngormcc.co.uk/events

Wednesday 7th August Craig Weir Acoustic Sessions Food in the Park, Blair Atholl. 8-11pm. www.facebook.com/foodintheparklive F Free Entry to Event l

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Thursday 8th August Grantown Show Grantown on Spey. 8am-5pm. www.grantownshow.co.uk Ballater Highland Games & Hill Race Ballater. 10am-5pm. www.ballaterhighlandgames.com Heritage In Action Days Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore. 10.30am-5.30pm. T: 01540 673551. www.highlifehighland.com/ highlandfolkmuseum F Cairngorm CC Social l Ride 112B High St, Aviemore. 6.30-9pm. www.cairngormcc.co.uk/events F Evening Talk: A-Z of l Scottish Avifauna by Dawn Balmer Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey. 8.30-10pm. T: 01479 872526. F Live Music with Graeme l Mackay Garth Hotel, Grantown on Spey. 9pm. T: 01479 872836. Grantown Show Dance with Torridon Grantown on Spey. 9pm-1am.

Friday 9th August Live Music with Martha L Healey Braemar Gallery. 7.30-10.30pm. www.braemargallery.co.uk Live Band ‘Kinnaber’ Food in the Park, Blair Atholl. 8-11pm. www.facebook.com/foodintheparklive F Live Music with l Keith R The Winking Owl, Aviemore. Keith Robinson. 9pm. F Free Entry to Event l 6

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Ballater Victoria Week Craft Fair Victoria Halls, Ballater. 11am-5pm. Saturday 10th August Ranger Event: Dragonflies, F Ramblers Walk Falls l Damselflies & Flowers of Truim Ardvonie Car Park, Kingussie. 9.30am. Glen Doll Ranger Base, Glen Clova, Kirriemuir. 11am-2pm. T: 07450 548862. www.badenochandstrathspeyramblers.org.uk T: 01575 550233. ‘Raising the Standard’ Day Yoga with Ashka Zasada of Jacobites and Redcoats Dulnain Bridge Village Hall. Braemar Castle. 11am-4pm. 9.30am-11am. T: 07958 463259. T: 01339 741219. www.getsetfit.net www.braemarcastle.co.uk Abernethy Highland Games F Live Music with Scott l Nethy Bridge. 10am-5pm. www.nethybridge.com/abernethy-highland- Ramsay Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 6-8pm. games Live Band ‘Doon at the Ballater Victoria Week Crossroads’ Antique & Vintage Fair Food in the Park, Blair Atholl. 8-11pm. Victoria Halls, Ballater. 10am-4pm. www.facebook.com/foodintheparklive Jumble Sale & Car Boot Sale Tuesday 13th August Boat of Garten Community Hall. F Fèis Spè ‘Monadh l 10am-3pm. T: 01479 831123. Ruadh’ Summer Tour Strathspey Thistle v Fort Cairngorm Ski Area, Aviemore. 12-2pm. William Highland League T: 01479 861261. Football Match www.cairngormmountain.co.uk Seafield Park, Grantown on Spey. 3pm. F Cairngorm CC Hill Climb l www.facebook.com/strathspeythistlefc Myrtlefield Car Park, Aviemore. Live Music with Keith 6.30-8.30pm. Mair www.cairngormcc.co.uk/events Boat Hotel, Boat of Garten. 7pm. Wednesday 14th August Live Band ‘Red Pine Timber Company’ Monthly Lunch Bunch Food in the Park, Anderson’s Restaurant, Boat Blair Atholl. 8-11pm. of Garten. 12.30-2.30pm. www.facebook.com/foodintheparklive T: 01479 810004. www.ct4u.co.uk F Live Music with Paul l Mar Lodge Evening Stroll Kelly Mar Lodge Estate, Braemar. The Winking Owl, Aviemore. 9pm. 5-7pm. T: 01339 720164. T: 01479 812368. www.nts.org.uk/visit/events/evening-stroll Live Music with Anne Live Music with Ian Forbes Dickson & Calum Beange Food in the Park, Blair Atholl. 8-11pm. Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm. www.facebook.com/foodintheparklive

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Thursday 15th August Heritage In Action Days Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore. 10.30am-5.30pm. T: 01540 673551. www.highlifehighland.com/ highlandfolkmuseum Hansel & Gretel Live Show Macdonald Aviemore Resort. 6.30-7.40pm. T: 01463 234234. www.nicole-et-martin.ch/en/the-shows/ hansel-gretel F Fèis Spè Ceilidh Band l ‘Monadh Ruadh’ Grantown East, Highland Heritage & Cultural Centre. 12-2pm. T: 01479 816262. www.grantowneast.com

Friday 16th August Live Outdoor Show of ‘The Girl Without Hands’ Macdonald Aviemore Resort. 6.30-7.40pm. T: 01463 234234. www.nicole-et-martin.ch/en/the-shows/ the-girl-without-hands/ Shop to the Top Bike Race Aviemore to Cairngorm Mountain. 6-9pm. www.aviemorebikes.co.uk Live Music with Paul Anderson The Flying Stag, Fife Arms, Braemar. 8-11pm. Live Band ‘Revival Blues’ Food in the Park, Blair Atholl. 8-11pm. www.facebook.com/foodintheparklive F Bingo Tea l Advie Hall. 7.30-10pm. T: 07701 078207. www.facebook.com/adviehall

Live Outdoor Show of ‘Iron John’ Macdonald Aviemore Resort. 3-4.10pm. T: 01463 234234. Saturday 17th August www.nicole-et-martin.ch/the-shows/ iron-john/ Carn a’ Mhaim Ranger Guided Walk Ranger Event: Eagle Watch Mar Lodge Estate, Braemar. Glen Doll Ranger Base, Glen 9am-9pm. T: 01339 720164. Clova, Kirriemuir. 11am-3pm. www.nts.org.uk/visit/events/carn-a-mhaim T: 01575 550233. Live Outdoor Show of Live Music with Anne ‘The Musicians of Bremen’ Dickson & Calum Beange Macdonald Aviemore Resort. 11am-12.10pm Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 6-8pm. and 3-4.10pm. T: 01463 234234. www.nicole-et-martin.ch/en/the-shows/ Wednesday 21st August the-musicians-of-bremen/ F Live Music with Gilly l Badenoch Garden Club Garth Hotel, Grantown on Spey. Annual Show 8.30-10.30pm. T: 01479 872836. Newtonmore Village Hall. 2-4.30pm. Thursday 22nd August badenochgardeningclub@gmail.com F Cairngorm CC Social Ride Fèis Spè Family Ceilidh l 112B High St, Aviemore. 6.30-9pm. with ‘Monadh Ruadh’ Carrbridge Village Hall. 7.30-10.30pm. www.cairngormcc.co.uk/events Live Band ‘AbbFab’ Friday 23rd August Food in the Park, Blair Atholl. 8-11pm. Live Band ‘Boogalusa’ www.facebook.com/foodintheparklive Food in the Park, Blair Atholl. 8-11pm. Live Music with Gilly www.facebook.com/foodintheparklive The Winking Owl, Aviemore. 9pm. Live Music with Anne T: 01479 812368. Dickson and Calum Beange F Live Music with Dave l Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm. Levon Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm. Saturday 24th August Starman Night Triathlon Lonach Gathering Cairngorm Mountain, Aviemore. Strathdon. 8am-6pm. www.lonach.org 11.45pm-8.45am. www.starmannighttri.com Cairngorms Farmers Market The Square, Grantown on Spey. Sunday 18th August 10am-3pm. www.facebook.com/pg/ Badenoch Riding Club CairngormFarmersMarket Summer Show Ballater Farmers Market Alvie Estate, Kincraig. 9am. Glenmuick Parish Church, www.badenochridingclub.btck.co.uk Outdoor Nursery Open Day Ballater. 10am-2pm. www.facebook.com/ballaterfarmersmarket for 2-5 year olds Live Band ‘The Mad Ferret’ Wildlife Garden, Highland Wildlife Food in the Park, Blair Atholl. 8-11pm. Park, Kincraig. 11am-3pm. www.facebook.com/foodintheparklive www.careandlearningalliance.co.uk Live Music with Anne Dickson & Calum Beange Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm.

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Live Band ‘Bear’s Den’ Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore. 8.30pm. T: 01479 811137. www.oldbridgeinn.co.uk

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Sunday 25th August Aviemore Triathlon Badaguish Outdoor Centre, Aviemore. www.badaguish.org/aviemoretriathlon-2018 Live Music with Anne Dickson & Calum Beange Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 6-8pm. Live Music with Davy Holt Food in the Park, Blair Atholl. 8-11pm. www.facebook.com/foodintheparklive

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Wednesday 28th August Mar Lodge Evening Stroll Mar Lodge Estate, Braemar. 5-7pm. T: 01339 720164. www.nts.org.uk/visit/events/evening-stroll F Live Music with Anne l & Calum Garth Hotel, Grantown on Spey. 9-11pm. T: 01479 872836.

Thursday 29th August Mar Lodge Mini Rangers Don’t get Lost! Mar Lodge Estate, Braemar. 10am-1pm. T: 01339 720164. https://www.nts.org.uk/visit/events/marlodge-mini-rangers-dont-get-lost F Cairngorm CC Social l Ride 112B High St, Aviemore. 6.30-9pm. www.cairngormcc.co.uk/events

Friday 30th August Monthly Ceilidh/Music Afternoon Dancing, Tea & Raffle British Legion, Aviemore. 2-4pm. T: 01479 810004. www.ct4u.co.uk Lonach Highland Ball Lonach Hall, Strathdon. www.lonach.org/index.php/tickets F Free Entry to Event l 8

Live Band ‘Ganked’ Food in the Park, Blair Atholl. 8-11pm. www.facebook.com/foodintheparklive F Live Music with City l Limits The Winking Owl, Aviemore. 9pm. T: 01479 812368. F Live Music with Dave l Levon Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm.

Saturday 31st August ‘Carve Carrbridge’ Scottish Open Chainsaw Carving Competition Playing Field, Carrbridge. 9.30am-6pm. www.carvecarrbridge.com Erskine’s Regiment Living History Camp in the Township Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore. 10.30-5.30pm. www.highlifehighland. com/highlandfolkmuseum Strathspey Thistle v Lossiemouth Highland League Football Match Seafield Park, Grantown on Spey. 3pm. www.facebook.com/strathspeythistlefc End of Summer Party Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore. 4pm-2am. T: 01479 811137. www.oldbridgeinn.co.uk Live Music with Paul Anderson The Flying Stag, Fife Arms, Braemar. 8-11pm. F Live Music with Rob l Webster The Winking Owl, Aviemore. 9pm-12am. F Live Music with l Eclipse Ballater Golf Club. 9pm-1am. www.eclipseband.net F Live Music with Davy l Holt Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm.

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Every Day in August Every Monday Ballroom Dancing with Kenny Nairn The Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie. 8.30-10.45pm. www.dukeofgordonhotel.co.uk F Live Music with Graeme l Mackay Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm. T: 01479 810233.

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Meet Anagach Wood, Curling Rink Car Park, Grantown on Spey. 10.30-11.30am. T: 01479 870520. www.cairngorms.co.uk/discover-explore/ things-to-do/walking-trails/health-walks/ F Nethy Bridge Health l

Walk Meet at Community Centre, Nethy Bridge. 1.30-2.30pm. T: 01479 870520. www.cairngorms.co.uk/discover-explore/ things-to-do/walking-trails/health-walks/ F Live Music with George l Gordon The Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie. 8.30-10.45pm. www.dukeofgordonhotel.co.uk Quiz Night Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30-11.30pm.

Every Wednesday Abernethy Woodland Wander Loch Garten Osprey Centre, Nethy Bridge. 9.30am-12.30pm. T: 01479 831476. www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/ events-dates-and-inspiration/events Community Cafe St Andrews Church Hall, Aviemore. 10am-4pm.

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Every Thursday Ranger Guided Walk Cairngorm Ski Area, Aviemore. 10.20am-4pm. T: 01479 861261. www.cairngormmountain.co.uk F Kingussie Health Walk l Meet Badenoch Centre, Kingussie. 10.30-11.30am. T: 01479 870520. www.cairngorms.co.uk/discover-explore/ things-to-do/walking-trails/health-walks/

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The Old Bridge, Carrbridge. 11am-12pm. T: 01479 870520. www.cairngorms.co.uk/discover-explore/ things-to-do/walking-trails/health-walks/

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Holt Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm. T: 01479 810233.

Every Saturday F Aviemore Parkrun l Outside Logie Coldstone Village Hall, Dinnet. F Cromar Health Walk l

1.30pm-2.30pm. T: 01479 870520. www.cairngorms.co.uk/discover-explore/ things-to-do/walking-trails/health-walks F Junior Highland Games l

Sports Academy (Age 9-19) Grantown East, Highland Heritage & Cultural Centre, Grantown on Spey. 4.30-5.30pm. T: 01479 816262. www.grantowneast.com F Ballroom Dancing with l Kenny Nairn The Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie. 8.30-10.45pm. www.dukeofgordonhotel.co.uk F Open Mic Night l The Winking Owl, Aviemore. 9pm. T: 01479 812368. F Live Music l Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm.

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Walk Outside Boat Inn, Aboyne. 9.40-10.40am. T: 01479 870520. www.cairngorms.co.uk/discover-explore/ things-to-do/walking-trails/health-walks/ F Glenlivet Health Walk l Meet Glenlivet Public Hall. 9.45-10.45am. T: 01479 870520. www.cairngorms.co.uk/discover-explore/ things-to-do/walking-trails/health-walks/ F Tomintoul Health Walk l Meet Tomnabat Court, Tomintoul. 10-11am. T: 01479 870520. Live Music with Carl Wilson Singer & Guitarist Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie. 8.30-10.30pm. T: 01540 661302.

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5km timed walk/run Route 7 Cafe, Aviemore. 9.30am (run brief 9.20am). T: 01479 873918. www.parkrun.org.uk/aviemore Live Music with Nigel Dyson Singer & Guitarist Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie, 8.30pm. T: 01540 661302. F Live Music l Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30-11.30pm. T: 01479 810233. www.cairngorm.com

Every Sunday F Live Music with Anne l & Calum Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 6-8pm. T: 01479 810233. F Scottish Night with l Ceilidh Dancing Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie, 8.30pm. T: 01540 661302.

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Newtonmore Health Walk Meet at Wildcat Centre, Newtonmore. 10.30-11.30am. T: 01479 870520. www.cairngorms.co.uk/discover-explore/ things-to-do/walking-trails/health-walks F Open Church & Service l St Columba’s Episcopal Church, Grantown on Spey. 12.30-4pm. T: 01479 872619. F Strathdon Silver Circle l Walking Group Meet at Lonach Hall, Strathdon. 1.30-2.30pm. T: 01479 870520. www.cairngorms.co.uk/discover-explore/ things-to-do/walking-trails/health-walks/ Mar Lodge Evening Stroll Mar Lodge Estate, Braemar. 5-7pm. T: 01339 720164. www.nts.org.uk/visit/events/evening-stroll Rotary Club of Spey Valley Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 6-8.15pm. T: 01479 810233. www.speyvalley.rotary1010.org The Killiecrankies Cabaret Band Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie. 8.30-10.30pm. T: 01540 661302. F Live Music with Tweed l Winking Owl, Aviemore. 8.30pm. F Live Music with Davy l Holt Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30-11.30pm. T: 01479 810233. www.cairngorm.com

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Shinty www.shinty.com Friday 2nd August Kingussie v Newtonmore The Dell, Kingussie. 6.30pm.

Sunday 4th August Strathspey v Skye Ladies Grantown Grammar. Time TBC.

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Saturday 10th August Newtonmore 2nds v Glenurquhart The Eilan, Newtonmore. 12pm. Kingussie v Kinlochshiel The Dell, Kingussie. 2.30pm.

Sunday 11th August Badenoch v Lochaber Ladies The Dell, Kingussie. Time TBC.

Saturday 17th August Kingussie 2nds v Fort William The Dell, Kingussie. 2.30pm.

Saturday 24th Aug Newtonmore 2nds v Kingussie The Eilan, Newtonmore. 12pm. Newtonmore 1sts v Inveraray The Eilan, Newtonmore. 3pm. Am Fasgadh Quaich Tournament Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore.

Saturday 31st Aug Kingussie 2nds v Lovat The Dell, Kingussie. 12pm. Kingussie 1sts v Caberfeidh The Dell, Kingussie. 3pm.

Golf Saturday 3rd August Ladies’ Open Abernethy Golf Club, Nethy Bridge. 9am. T: 01479 821305. www.abernethygolfclub.com 36 Hole Open Boat of Garten Golf Club. www.boatgolf.com Gents 36 Hole Open Ballater Golf Club. T: 01339 755567. www.ballatergolfclub.co.uk

9th-11 August Gents 3 Day Open Grantown on Spey Golf Club. www.grantownonspeygc.co.uk

Men’s Open Abernethy Golf Club, Nethy Bridge. 9am. T: 01479 821305. www.abernethygolfclub.com

Tuesday 13th August Seniors 55+ Stableford Open Kingussie Golf Club. T: 01540 661600. www.kingussiegolfclub.co.uk

Friday 16th August Seniors Open Stableford Newtonmore. T: 01540 673878. www.newtonmoregolf.com

Saturday 17th August Murdo Mackenzie Mixed Open Greensomes Grantown on Spey Golf Club. www.grantownonspeygc.co.uk Kingussie Open Kingussie Golf Club. T: 01540 661600. www.kingussiegolfclub.co.uk Stewart Taylor Gents Open Carrbridge Golf Club. www.carrbridgegolf.co.uk

Saturday 10th August Ladies 18 Hole Open Ballater Golf Club. T: 01339 755567. www.ballatergolfclub.co.uk

Sunday 11th August Ladies 18 Hole Open Braemar Golf Club. T: 01339 741618. www.braemargolfclub.co.uk Ladies Open Newtonmore. T: 01540 673878. www.newtonmoregolf.com

Sunday 18th August Gents 18 Hole Open Boat of Garten Golf Club. www.boatgolf.com

Sunday 25th August Louise Mixed Foursomes Abernethy Golf Club, Nethy Bridge. 9am. T: 01479 821305. Details correct at time of going to press - please note events may change.

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ook out for local produce & help reduce food miles within the Cairngorms National Park. We really are spoilt for choice. If you’re still stuck for ideas have a look at the next few pages and you’ll soon be inspired! THE CROSS AT KINGUSSIE

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RIVERSIDE RESTAURANT WITH ROOMS

Fine Dining in the Cairngorms Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner AA Three Red Rosettes Good Food & Michelin Guides 2019

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www.thecross.co.uk 01540 661166

Royal Tandoori Restaurant and Take-away OPEN 7 DAYS

Evening 5-10.30pm Authentic Indian Cuisines 10% Discount on Take-away Meals A La Carte Menu Freshly Prepared Coffees Private Function Room ~ Ideal For Stag, Hen Or Birthday Parties

Open daily 8am - til late serving Lunch and Evening meals Sunday Lunch served 12-2.30pm Enjoy our beer Garden with our Bar open all day Mid week Live Music Entertainment throughout the month

Cairngorm Hotel

Tel: 01479 811199 or 01479 811118

43 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH www.royaltandoori.uk.com We are a cheery, relaxed restaurant and bar serving up delicious freshly prepared food with a side of good drink. We prepare our dishes fresh in our kitchen with locally sourced ingredients. Book a table or wander in. Enjoy a cuppa, a Scottish Gin or Whisky, a family meal or take that someone special out for a special meal. We look forward to welcoming you.

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RESERVE A TABLE +44 (0) 1479 811 161 www.thehighlandline.com Book online

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The Place to Eat and Meet Opposite Aviemore Railway Station

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Country Hotel & Restaurant

Evening meals in homely and inviting country setting. Fine dining with locally sourced produce, freshly prepared and cooked to perfection.

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Rowan Tree

Situated on beautiful Loch Alvie, 2 miles south of Aviemore. Rowan Tree Hotel, Loch Alvie, B9152, Aviemore, PH22 1QB

01479 810 207

www.rowantreehotel.com

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Cairngorms National Park and more and more people are discovering just how special this place is.

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Aviemore Kart Raceway

• Families & Groups welcome, all year Around • Half a mile north of the centre of Aviemore turn right at Granish (red and white sign) • Designed for Wet Conditions • Designed for Maximum Speed • 500m Long

Quote Discount Code: WO19 on booking www.aviemorekartraceway.co.uk 01479 812079

Tel: 01540 670000

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Strathspey Highland Ponies Rothiemurchus Aviemore

All levels of rider welcome w Rides organised according to ability w Exhilarating hacks over varied terrain w Spectacular scenery and wildlife All on fit, fun, active and good mannered mounts Book at Rothiemurchus Visitor Centre T: 01479 812345 (daytime) M: 07884 276368 www.rothiemurchus.net w

LOCH-AN-EILEIN POTTERY Rothiemurchus, Aviemore PH22 1QP

Hand thrown terracotta pottery by Penny Weir. Open by appointment

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‘Throw Your Own’ on Thursdays, £16 a shot.

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Open Daily - Please phone Penny for opening times & workshop details. 01479 810837 info@penspots.co.uk www.penspots.co.uk

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What's On in the Cairngorms National Park August 2019  

Welcome to the Cairngorms National Park and the August 2019 edition of What's On, the free monthly events guide.

What's On in the Cairngorms National Park August 2019  

Welcome to the Cairngorms National Park and the August 2019 edition of What's On, the free monthly events guide.